Animal sales at the ranch are important. The sales of the heritage breeds helps preserve the breeds and keep breeding stock plentiful for local and distant breeders, preventing inline breeding. The education component of the breeding and sales of animals reaches not only students, but also the curious tourist.
The sales of animals goes directly into the operations of the non-profit, Historic O'Keefe Ranch and Interior Heritage Society, and these revenue numbers are submitted to the government each year in our application to maintain farm status.
O'Keefe Ranch has its own lineage of Jacob Sheep. This heritage breed was once endangered and thanks to much effort, that is no longer the case. In 2016, the O'Keefe Ranch sent to Israel a few of the Jacob sheep to help repopulate.
The Shetland sheep is also a heritage breed. The O'Keefe Ranch had been breeding their registered sheep up to Spring 2020. Although we no longer breed the O'Keefe lineage, our retired shetland family are the sweetest you can imagine. You will often see them in parades and walking around during special events.
2020 Season list of animals looking for forever homes are below. The O'Keefe Ranch is a huge supporter of animal rights and we reserve the right to refuse sale of any animal we do not feel will receive above standard care. Please contact [email protected]
To date, all our sale animals have been sold. Please check back as new sales become available, typically in the Spring. Below is a list of last years sales.